HNC Mechanical Engineering

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Applications for 2022/23 Higher Education courses are now closed.

2023/24 applications will open on 3 October 2022.

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Engineering and Automotive

Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Part Time Day

Crosskeys Campus



Please note, all advertised fees are for one year only, unless otherwise stated in the additional information below
Start Date

Start Date
05 September 2022

Start Time

Start Time

End Time

End Time

In a nutshell

This is a specialist vocational programme with a strong work-related emphasis. The course provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the sector, nationally recognised by employers.

This course is for...

… those who want a career in Engineering, Design, Manufacturing or Maintenance

… students who are interested in the design and manufacturing of heat engines, electro pnuematic & hydraulic systems, jet engines, vehicles, rockets and airplanes

… students who prefer vocational, hands-on courses

… numerate, creative and self-motivated individuals

Course content

The course provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the sector.

You will study units including:

Year 1

  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Science
  • Mechanical Principles

Year 2

  • Managing a Professional Eng. Project
  • Materials, Properties & Testing
  • Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines
  • Electro, Pnuematic & Hydraulic Systems

You will learn through a mixture of lectures, tutorials and practical sessions.


Learners will be assessed via mainly coursework and few examinations.

Entry Requirements

We consider each applicant on an individual basis and you can receive an offer based on qualifications, experience and personal profile. However, you would usually need at least one of the following:

  • A relevant BTEC Level 3 profile of Merit/Merit
  • DD at A Level
  • DE grades at A Level plus C in Welsh Baccalaureate
  • Access to HE where you have achieved a Pass Diploma with 45 Passes

Plus: GCSE passes in three subjects at grade C or above to include Maths and English Language (or equivalent). Mature students with relevant industry experience who do not meet the academic qualifications will be considered individually via interview.

Additional information

Upon completion, you can progress onto a Level 5 HND in Mechanical Engineering or the first/second year of a university degree programme.

Alternatively, you can go into technician engineering positions.

You will attend college eight hours per week, 30 weeks per year.

Where can I study HNC Mechanical Engineering?

Crosskeys Campus
(Part Time Day)
Start Date: 05 September 2022

After booking your course you have 14 days to change your mind and request a full refund. You can still request a refund after this date, but this will only be given if you meet the criteria from the college fee policy.

If your chosen course starts within 14 days of you booking your place, then the 14 day refund policy does not apply and any refund will be subject to the college fee policy.

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team